Dec 31, 2012 8:00am PST
melting of the arctic to superstorm sandy to the massive typhoon in the philippines. 2012 will also be remembered for a series of mass shootings from aurora, arata, to the sikh temple, to be shooting in newtown, conn.. the case around trayvon martin sparked national protest after officials refused to arrest george zimmerman. president obama continues his secret drone wars. we spend the hour looking back at the moment and movements that shaped 2012. >> democratic congresswoman gabrielle giffords has announced she will step down this week. she was shot in the head last year in a shooting spree that left six people dead in tucson. >> thank you for your prayers and for giving me the time to recover. i have more work to do on my recovery, so i will do what is best for arizona. i will step down this week. >> iraqis are voicing outrage over the sentencing of the last marines charged in the 2005 massacre of 25 civilians. on tuesday, frank woodrich received no jail time. >> i was expecting the american courts would sentence the person to life in prison. he should appear and confessed to the
Dec 12, 2012 1:40am PST
was fired today, flying in the direction of the philippines. the white house called it provocative. the successful test firing follows four failures and the u.s. and other countries have to deal with a north korea that could be a big step closer to being able to launch a missile loaded with a nuclear weapon. experts say they have a long way to go before they can threaten neighboring countries and perhaps one day the west coast of the united states and they have yet to develop a warhead to fit atop that missile. but they're making significant progress. >> if it got to the stage it can reach los angeles. that's the significance for us. and we're just five days away from when kim jong-il passed away. so there's a symbolic importance for them doing this now. so this is the furthest they've gotten. so we have to keep an eye the closer they get. they have clearly made progress. >>> in other news this morning, and to capitol hill, the slow progress being made toward a fiscal compromise in this country that would avoid tax hikes for all of us come next year. president obama and house speak
Dec 15, 2012 7:00pm EST
determine prospects for peace or war. in visiting thailand and the philippines in october, i was reminded of the economic vitality of southeast asia and the fact that that tend countries comprise an asean represent now the fourth largest export market of the united states. these countries are center stage. we must stand firm with our friends throughout asia and actively pursue prospects for free trade and open sea lanes and other policies that will strengthen american economic growth. more broadly, we face the specter of global resource constraints, especially efficiencies of energy and food that could stimulate conflict and deepen poverty. we have made startling gains in domestic energy production, but we remain highly vulnerable still to our dependency on oil, and perhaps equally important, even if we were able to produce more energy at home, we cannot isolate ourselves from energy shocks in the global economy. we have to cooperate with other nations in improving the global system of manufacturing and moving energy supplies. currently, a key to this is helping to assure the completion o
Dec 9, 2012 3:00am PST
and officials say the ship will shoot down any message to the philippines or japan. apparently all pray and no play, and turns out the ground zero mosque that was supposed to be a cultural center is now an empty space with no community programs and it gathered to prepare for services and the only activity and apparently last year the company conundrum edison threatened to evict them because of 1.7 million dollars in unpaid back rent. and a massachusetts man wants to save the hostess, well, save hostess and the twinky. donald sheraton sent a letter to the ceo, the bankruptcy judge and offering to buy the company. he explains he wants to buy the company for a long time, but didn't have the capital. >> and even though it's a long shot, the deadline to buy hostess is tomorrow. you don't have any money? just write a letter i'd like to buy it. >> clayton: the twinkie. >> mike: don't forget the ding-dong. >> clayton: or don't tread on the devil dog. in college football, winners of the heisman, last night a first in college's highest honor. >> the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is.